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RACE NIGHT: East Hoathly and Halland Twinning Society are holding a Race Night in the village hall on Saturday March 12 at 7 for 7.30pm. The entry fee is £12.50 to include a hot supper (with a vegetarian option) and the funds raised will go to the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice and the St Peter and St James’ Hospice as well as twinning funds. Tickets available from the Village Stores and The King’s Head, or contact Pat Duke on 841077.

THANK YOU: The East Hoathly and Halland Village of Sanctuary would like to thank everyone that attended the recent Soup for Syria event. The group had hoped to the cover the costs; instead an amazing £1,000 was raised to help displaced people of Syria. The Committee have identified three organisations to which these funds will be applied. Hand in Hand provides humanitarian aid on the ground. To contribute to the purchase and equipping of an ambulance being sent to Syria Sponsoring an SOS Children’s Village, caring for and educating orphaned children. The committee would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all those that donated. Please make a note in your diaries for the next event which will be held in the village hall between 3pm and 5pm on Saturday April 30. Further details to follow shortly ehhvillageofsanctuary@gmail.com

PRESERVATION SOCIETY: East Hoathly and District Preservation Society presents: Quirky Sussex by Kevin Gordon. This quirky talk is a result of men’s travels around the county, looking for the strange and unusual. This includes people as well as places. The talk includes pyramids, dangerous ducks, saints, tub men and taxidermists. Kevin is a retired British Transport Police Officer and keen local historian. A trustee of Seaford Museum, Chairman of the Alfriston Historical Society, accredited guide of the Houses of Parliament and maybe known for his weekly items in the Sussex Express. He now writes a Sussex History Blog (www.sussexhistory.net). The event will take place in East Hoathly Village Hall next Friday March 11 at 7.30pm. Admission is free to members and guests welcome at £3 admission charge.

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